Wolves icon John Richards has backed new signing Willian Jose to settle in quickly at the West Midlands club.
New boy on the block
The 29-year-old has been brought over from La Liga side Real Sociedad on loan until the end of the season, with an option to complete a permanent transfer next summer for £22m.
Nuno Espirito Santo moved quickly after star man Raul Jimenez was ruled out with a fractured skull in December, leaving Wolves without an out-and-out goalscorer in their team.
Willian Jose, who earns £34k-per-week at Sociedad, comes in with an impressive goalscoring pedigree having scored 62 goals in 170 outings for the Spanish side, adding to his total of 97 strikes across six clubs (TransferMarkt).
Speaking to Express and Star, Edwards is confident that Jose can hit the ground running at Molineux.
“That’s the difference between being near the top or middling, which is where Wolves are at the moment,” he said.
“I think he’s going to give them a great boost. When you look at the lad’s pedigree, he’s a regular scorer. He’s scored every third game in La Liga, which is very impressive.
“In the Premier League, it’s fine margins and Wolves, with the knock of losing Jimenez, have lost their edge. So, they just need this boost, and the lad has got the pedigree to give them that.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Edwards is right. The Brazilian certainly has it in his locker to provide the goods for Nuno’s team with some crucial games on the horizon.
There is always the risk after a serious injury that a player may not return firing on all cylinders as before, which is why this deal for Willian Jose simply had to be done.
Time will tell whether he makes the sort of impact that the supporters are looking for, or that Richards thinks he can, If he does, he could go a long way to getting Wolves back on track.
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